Embrace the Emotions through Counseling
Do you struggle with perfectionism? Is it hard for you to be vulnerable? You are not alone. What keeps us out of connection is the fear we’re not worthy of connection. Those who live wholeheartedly embrace vulnerability and have a healthy sense of worth. It doesn’t mean they’re comfortable with vulnerability, but they realize it’s necessary and worth it. On the other hand those who struggle with shame who cannot embrace their worth sabotage the very thing in which they long deeply – to belong, to be known, to be loved and to love. This is what Wings of Hope is all about. Teaching people how to let go of addictive behaviors and embracing healthy ones.
In the struggle to appear perfect, to have your children look perfect, and keep life under control one experiences emotional pain when things aren’t lining up according to their perfect plan. As a result some turn to addictions to numb the pain. However, you cannot selectively numb emotions. You may go to that snickers bar, that whisky, or that affair partner to numb your painful emotions, but when you do, you are also numbing the emotion of joy. This is one of the reasons addicts I see also present with depression. Wings of Hope offer you help in dealing with the emotions of life.
Brene Brown wrote about letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embracing who you are in her book, The Gifts of Imperfection. You can also visit her video online where she speaks on the topic of vulnerability: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html. Reach out and contact Wings of Hope today for more information on counseling needs and get help now.